The 2022 registration renewal period is now in effect and your annual fees are due by November 30, 2021. For the coming year, ASTTBC Council has recognized the need for a modest increase of 3% to ASTTBC fees to keep pace with inflation.

Deadline to renew and pay fee

ASTTBC registrants are encouraged to renew their registration and pay their annual fee by the annual renewal deadline of November 30. This deadline is set out at section 45 of the ASTTBC Bylaws. ASTTBC registration represents recognition of a registrant’s professional title, competence, ethics, and standards of practice. As a regulatory body, ASTTBC remains committed to excellence, ensuring registrants have the requisite qualifications to practice in their areas of expertise while contributing to a secure, healthy and sustainable society and environment.

Consequences for failure to renew by deadline

Please note that a late fee of $54.08 will apply if you renew your registration after November 30, 2021 and before December 31, 2021.

If you have not yet renewed your registration by January 1, 2022, your registration will be cancelled immediately. If you attempt to renew your registration between January 1, 2022 and March 1, 2022, and are able to provide a reasonable justification for late payment, a late fee of $162.23 will apply. In addition, the period of time during which your registration was cancelled will be shown on the registrant directory, as required by section 31(3)(e) of the PGA.

Those who wish to become registered again on or after March 1, 2022, following cancellation for late payment will be required to apply for reinstatement under section 48.1 of the ASTTBC Bylaws.

Electronic payment/invoice available on October 8

Our electronic payment system (includes invoicing) will be activated on October 8 in the Registrant Portal, and you will be able to make a payment then. Paying electronically helps ASTTBC manage the renewal with a modest level of administration. If you have questions or concerns about your fees, please contact Evan Triste, Manager Finance at etriste@asttbc.org. If your employer pays the fees, please provide your invoice to the appropriate person with a payment request by November 30, 2021. Note: Once you make a payment, your invoice will no longer be available and the receipt will appear in its place.

Declarations

If making an electronic payment in the Registrant Portal, your declarations are part of the process. If making a payment by cheque or over the phone, please download and send copy of your declarations by mail or email to Lumi Guias, Coordinator, Finance at lguias@asttbc.org, 604.585.2788 Ext 237.

How to make an electronic payment:

  1. Log in to your Registrant Portal;
  2. Click either on the ‘Pay Dues’ tab in the left side menu OR the ‘RENEW MY REGISTRATION’ button on top middle;
  3. Fill in your credit card details, make your declarations and click ‘Submit Payment’ button.

Note: We no longer mail invoices unless requested. Your invoice (activated on October 8) and receipt (available within five business days from making a payment) will be available to download in the Registrant Portal under the ‘Pay Dues’ tab. In the coming weeks from making a payment, you will receive a hard copy of the receipt along with your registration seal and card by regular mail.

2022 renewal changes

In compliance with our new Bylaws, the renewal timeline is different from last year. The new Bylaws enable ASTTBC to operate and process payments efficiently for all who need to be registered. We no longer have the same flexibility on late payment as we did in the past. Unless extenuating circumstances causing hardship are present as per section 52.1 of ASTTBC Bylaws, there is no flexibility on fees. Before making a payment, registrants will be asked to make honest declarations about their currency of practice, CPD hours, and compliance with the PGA, which are subject to random checks.

ASTTBC 2022 Annual Renewal Declaration